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Magnificent South Africa

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South Africa

10 days from $3,795* per person

* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Pilanesberg National Park

The Highlights of Magnificent South Africa Safari

You'll be thrilled and delighted on this magnificent safari – the perfect combination of stunning landscapes, gracious hospitality and game viewing adventure. Explore gorgeous Cape Town from the top of iconic Table Mountain to its vibrant waterfront, with time for optional excursions such as visiting Robben Island, Boulders Beach penguins, or even shark cage diving. Then, head off to the savanna for a Big Five safari in the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park. Your expert rangers will impress you as you capture a gallery of intriguing photographs of Africa’s great predators and they stalk their prey.

 

*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 207144-20.

 


Highlights

Explore beautiful Cape Town, from the stunning coastline of "The Fairest Cape" to its historic neighbourhoods and sweeping views from the top of Table Mountain.

Discover the thrill of searching for the Big Five in malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, a geologic wonder with its volcanic alkaline ring complex formed just over a thousand years ago.

Enjoy luxurious award-winning accommodations and dining in Cape Town and pleasant safari lodging with uninterrupted views in the bushveld.

Accommodations

1. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

South Africa, Cape Town

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, is nestled in the unspoiled natural beauty of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. Guest rooms are designed with thoughtful touches offering all the comforts of home and the latest state-of-the-art facilities. The rooms have individual air conditioning, entertainment centers with DVD, digital telephone system with voicemail, complimentary internet, bathrobes, hairdryers, slippers, electronic safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and 24-hour room service. For your dining pleasure,  The Azure Restaurant serves indigenous and international cuisine. The more relaxed Café Grill is an alfresco 24-hour café for bistro-style food. The Leopard Bar offers panoramic views of the ocean and mountain, and a great place to enjoy "Tea by the Sea" or your favorite cocktail. The Spa at The Twelve Apostles embraces the healing energies of earth, air and water. Sublime treatment packages use the exclusive B|Africa range of professional spa products. Additional amenities include a private cinema, a heated infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a rock pool and heated Jacuzzi. There is also complimentary internet and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a 24-hour business center.

 

2. Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

South Africa, Pilanesberg

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is set against the foothills of an amphitheater within the malaria-free, “Big 5″ wilderness of the Pilanesberg National Park. The spaciously designed suites are decorated in warm earthy tones and provide a welcome retreat. All the rooms are climate controlled with full ensuite bathroom including an outside shower. Amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, TV with satellite channels, and tea & coffee making facilities. The main lodge acts as the central gathering point for all activities. Facilities include a casual lounge and bar with stunning views, an entertainment deck with a cocktail bar overlooking the rim-flow swimming pool, curio shop, business center and an award-winning health and beauty spa. Gourmet cuisine is served in the restaurant or at the boma.

Itinerary

Day 1. New York / Johannesburg, South Africa

Today you will begin your South Africa journey as you depart on the flight bound for Johannesburg.

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Cape Town

Connect through Johannesburg to Cape Town where you are warmly welcomed and whisked away to the comforts and luxury of the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, your home for the next four nights. Banish any remnants of jet lag in one of the lavishly decorated rooms. Enjoy the hotel’s legendary hospitality and tranquil setting between the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps following a well-deserved siesta, partake in a culinary adventure at the hotel’s celebrated Azure Restaurant or indulge in a signature spa treatment.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 3. Cape Town

The day is yours to fill with fun adventures and sights. Cape Town proudly lists the iconic Table Mountain as one of its many claims to fame. This ancient peak existed roughly 220 million years before the formation of the Himalayas and has since become an instantly-recognizable symbol of Cape Town’s beauty and diversity – the “mountain in the sea.” The bushy fynbos that blankets the mountain is one of the world’s richest ecosystems, offering a vibrant display of flora, birds, and wildlife. You could easily spend the entire day exploring this natural wonder – access to the mountain itself is free, but for a less daunting journey, enjoy the view from the Table Mountain Cableway. (B)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town

Few cities in the world offer as many potential activities as Cape Town. Spend today window shopping in the legendary Greenmarket Square, relaxing at one of the sun-kissed beaches, or attending one of the city’s regular art shows. Cape Town is also home to South Africa’s most celebrated art galleries and world-class museums. (B)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 5. Cape Town

Relish your last leisurely day in Cape Town and complete your "Mother City" bucket list. Explore the stunning coastal region of the Cape Peninsula and visit the Boulders Beach penguin colony. If fine food and delicious wine is your passion then an excursion to the nearby wine country is a “must do”. Stroll through the historic town of Stellenbosch, sample wines with chocolates, olives and cheeses or indulge in one of the many award-winning gourmet restaurants. (B)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 6. Cape Town / Pilanesberg National Park

Indulge in an early breakfast before meeting up with your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. You will be met and transferred by road to a private lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park, which ranks among one of the largest national parks in southern Africa. Arrive in time for lunch and relax until time for an afternoon game drive with fellow lodge guests. Return to the camp for dinner and a relaxing evening around the fireplace sharing your day's experience with the other guests. (BLD)

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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Day 7. Pilanesberg National Park

Twice-daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert guides, provide plenty of opportunities to witness the plethora of local wildlife. The scenic beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo known as the "Big Five." Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. (BLD)

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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Day 8. Pilanesberg National Park

With your skilled ranger, explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. This breathtaking landscape is a mix of true savanna bushveld and large hills which create majestic amphitheaters that roll down into floodplains and valleys. Perhaps take an optional guided walk through the bush or pamper yourself at the Amani African Spa (additional cost). Tonight enjoy a candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle in the endless sky. (BLD)

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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Day 9. Pilanesberg National Park / Johannesburg / New York

Take one last early morning game drive and keep a lookout for any animals that may have eluded you so far. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before transferring by road to Johannesburg Airport and embarking on a flight to New York. Or, you may wish to add to your adventure an optional excursion to Victoria Falls, the world's largest curtain of falling water. (B)

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Day 10. New York

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Aug 23, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $4,095
Single Room Supplement From $995
Departure Dates Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $3,795
Single Room Supplement From $995
Departure Dates Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $4,145
Single Room Supplement From $1,250
Departure Dates Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $4,145
Single Room Supplement From $1,250
Departure Dates Dec 3, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $4,095
Single Room Supplement From $1,145

**Surcharges Apply .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Internal & International Airfare

Included in Land Arrangements

Add-Ons

Add-on $135

Volunteer Southern Africa

1 day from $135 per person

South Africa Zambia

Active

Culture

Volunteering at a worthwhile project for even a small amount of time during ones African holiday provides an opportunity to gain unique insight into the local communities and make a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives.  

Add-on $695

Victoria Falls, Zambia - Avani Victoria Falls Resort

3 days from $695 per person

Zambia

Adventure

Family

Experience the extraordinary Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water, UNESCO World Heritage Site and center of adventure for explorers of all ages. 


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